Why SwimRVA?


Lessons, Fitness, CPR, 

Pool Schedules

Availability & Events


Located in Chesterfield County, SwimRVA serves the Greater Richmond area as a catalyst for regional aquatics and community-wide focus on water safety, health & fitness, sports tourism and competitive swimming.  We offer swimming lessons, water aerobics, aqua running, water polo, CPR & lifeguard certification courses, masters swimming, warm water therapy pool, land fitness classes, and youth triathlon training.

Check out Courtney Paulk's amazing CATALINA SWIM!!  Click here...

SwimRVA is proud to be a Make-A-Splash partner.  The USA Swimming Foundation partners with Learn-To-Swim providers nationwide to offset the cost of swimming lessons and educate the community about the importance of learning to swim.  For more information please check out the website: www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash


SwimRVA would like to say thank you to our following sponsors:


Running University

In a world of increased sports performance training, we have grown to understand how repetitive road training sessions take a toll on the body.  Our aquatic running programs enhance LONG TERM FITNESS OUTCOMES and help athletes REDUCE INJURY RISKS.  The addition of sports performance programming continues to further our mission of changing lives through aquatics and advocating for a more active RVA!

Running University utilizes circuit training principles to achieve your cardiovascular needs while incorporating upper, lower, and core body strengthening and proprioceptive exercises.  Each program is developed to help you achieve your FULLEST RUNNING POTENTIAL.  Whether you are a serious runner, training for multiple marathons a year, a recreational runner, just trying to stay fit, or a cardio junkie looking for something new, SwimRVA has the program for you!




Beneficial For:

Cross-Fitters  -  Cross Country Teams  -  Running Groups  -  Marathon Training Teams  -  Sports Teams/ Clubs  -  Tri-Athlon Training Teams  -  Fire/ Police Training Academy's

Since its founding in 2012, Swim Richmond has been providing the region with swimming lessons, wellness classes, water polo, and other aquatics-based fitness programming. Debbie Kelo, Ph.D., began her tenure as the Director of Programs for SwimRVA a few months ago and is hoping to broaden the scope of what is currently offered by the organization.

"I've been looking for a way to incorporate sports performance training into program development at Swim RVA," says Kelo. "With Running University, we offer a way for both seasoned athletes and novice runners to increase cardiovascular endurance through cross-training, and a way for injured athletes to recover from injuries and get back to running as quickly as possible."


"The beauty of aqua running is it's intense but also forgiving nature," says Kelo. "Athletes can put in hard workouts on consecutive days and stay in peak shape. They can improve their fitness, VO2 max, and lactate threshold without risking injury."

Coached workouts! All experience levels welcome! Belts and heart rate monitors provided!

For more information: 

804-271-8271 or email at debbie.kelo@swimrichmond.org